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RESCUE RANCH INC

Rating: 4.43 stars   14 reviews 561

Nonprofit Issues:

Animals

Address:

PO Box 527 McRae GA 31055 USA

Mission:

Dedicated to domestic and wild animal rescues as well as spay/neuter programs and educating the public about the importance of spay and neuter. Focusing on wildlife conservation, rehabilitation and education - especially for those who are gifted, challenged or physically limited.

Geographic areas served:

rural middle GA

Programs:

Spay & Neuter - As we receive grants, fundraised money and donations we aggressively go area by area, block by block.  We work our way through family, friends, co-workers & neighbors to hit areas hard & fast to reduce the number of unwanted pets being disposed of in woods, at dumpsters and shot.  There are no s/n programs for our area except ours and where we thought we would reach 8 counties we are now doing 24.  We are already seeing great results! 100% of all money goes directly to the vet for spay/neuter days so for every $1500 donated, granted or fundraised The Rescue Ranch spays/neuters either 30 dogs or 40 cats.  When we are out of money we still offer a low cost option thanks to the vets willingness to work with us.

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229-868-9820
www.therescueranch.org

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Reviews for RESCUE RANCH INC

Rating: 5 stars  

tipping a cat's ear is not barbaric. letting cats breed even once is barbaric. as someone who has dealt with feral cats for years I know tipping the ear is vital to knowing who is who. rescue ranch does a wonderful and vital service for the cat population and I dearly hope everyone will take advantage of it as I have many times. I long for the day when there is not even one homeless cat. maybe then I can take a vacation. until that day I will continue to rescue every cat I can and have them spayed and neutered and ear tipped at rescue ranch. Carolyn wortham

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 1 stars  

Even though I did not bring my cats here to get fixed I'm sad to say that I find tipping a cat's ear is barbaric. Any form of mutilation is wrong. ASPCA does not agree with this form of methods and I will be contacting them.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

None

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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from the ASPCA website - http://www.aspca.org/adoption/feral-cats-faq.aspx -- What is Ear-Tipping and Why Is It Important? Ear-tipping is a widely accepted means of marking a feral cat who has been spayed or neutered. It also often identifies them as being part of a colony with a caretaker. Ear-tipping is the humane surgical removal of the top quarter-inch of the left ear. The procedure is performed by a licensed veterinarian, typically during the spay/neuter surgery. Ear-tipping is completely safe and rarely requires special aftercare. Ear-tipping is especially important as it prevents an already spayed or neutered cat the stress of re-trapping and, more important, an unnecessary surgery. end ASPCA web info - begin RR comment - At the Rescue Ranch s/n clinic you have the option NOT to tip for a higher fee ($50), for low-cost ($25) & grants tipping is required.

Rating: 5 stars  

The Rescue Ranch is an awesome organization, and I would like to say that I support them with all my heart. By heart I mean I am behind them all the way. I love animals and have since I was a small child. I am going to college to be a veterinary technician and with one year left I hope to maybe be a part of this wonderful organization. Organizations such as these warm my heart. I speak so kindly about them because they have helped me alot with spaying and neutering my kitties and doggies. Being an animal lover, but not having the money at hand all the time can be heart breaking and they have solved that problem. Thanks Rescue Ranch, and Mrs. Barbara Bruigiom.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

They helped me with spaying and neutering my animals.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

They need to be known of more. So spread the word people! :)

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 2 stars  

I think that you need to get the word out more about the program you have in the Helena, McRae area. Since I have moved here four months ago I know of four dogs that have been dropped off somewhere. You sound like you have a great org. just need to spread the word a little more. I accidently found you on the internet.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Just found out about it.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

spread the word more.

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Barbara helped me with my cats not getting along when I got a new cat, and when one of my cats had an infected paw on the weekend and my vet was not available. She is so knowledgeable and caring.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

her helping me with my cats and her knowledge of natural remedies and insight into animals in general

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

her generosity with her time and accessibility

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

could do more to help with animals of all kinds that need care and healing. I'm sure she could tell you more of how she could use the money more effectively than I could.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I chose to be a board memeber of The Rescue Ranch when I saw their dedication to animals and the enviroment. The current goals of aggressive spay and neuter programs goes a long way towards dealing with unwanted and abandoned pets. 90% of all money raised goes directly to the animals. In today's economy it is important to get a good value for your dollar. There is no better, more professional organization than this one - I am proud to be a part of it.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

how so much is accomplished on so few dollars. There is already measurable differences in the unwanted pet populations of middle GA.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

build a state of the art spay & neuter clinic, education center and wildlife sanctuary.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

The Rescue Ranch has been invaluable in providing educational information to me on animal care for numerous species. Most recently, I received advice and detailed instructions for relocating a feral cat colony. The feral cats that I had TNR (trapped, neutered and returned) and whom I had been feeding and caring for during the past 2 years were going to be trapped to be “disposed of” which I could not allow to happen. With the information that I obtained from Barbara Bruigom of The Rescue Ranch, I was able to successfully relocate these sweet feral felines so I can continue to care for them. The relocation turned out better than I could have hoped, and it was all due to Barbara’s patient guidance and advice. Additionally, I learned how to safely deal with the snakes living in my yard, happily for me and for the snakes. I also learned practical information for living with the raccoons and ducks in my neighborhood without jeopardizing the wild nature of these animals.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the success of relocating a feral cat colony as well as dealing with the local wildlife in my yard and neighborhood.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Barbara! She is a blessed treasure! Her knowledge, patience and generousity simply cannot be matched! Her love and concern for all animals is unparralleled.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

do wonders for animals as well as humans. The plan for The Rescue Ranch to have a teaching center to educate the public on animals' habitat and care is the best way to promote Green Living.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

The Rescue Ranch is very dedicated to spaying and neutering all pets. They do a wonderful job helping out pet owners that may not be able to afford to have their pet spayed or neutered. It has been a pleasure working with Barbara to help stop the overpopulation of puppies and kittens. This is a wonderful organization.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Pet owners who normally could not afford to have their pet spayed or neutered, bring them in for surgery.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

They are awesome, no complaints.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

There dedication to having all cats and dogs spayed and neutered

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

I believe in what they are doing. The staff have all been wonderful to work with.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Go a long way with helping with the overpopulation in rural areas

Ways to make it better...

They need more funds so that more animals can be spayed or neutered.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Lack of funds.

One thing I'd also say is that...

This is a great group that is helping with the overpopulation of unwanted puppies and kittens. They need more help.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I am a vet working working very closely with the Rescue Ranch on their aggressive spay & neuter programs. I have already seen what a difference it has made in Laurens County. I am very proud to be a part of this vital program!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

in the reduced numbers of unwanted pets

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

always very professional and friendly.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make an even greater impact in dealing with the unwanted and disposable pet situations in Laurens and the surrounding counties.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I had a stray cat who had six kittens. Through the Rescue Ranch I was able to have my cat spayed and place all of the kittens. I have attended many of the fundraisers at Cedar Lane Supper Club and they are always very enjoyable. I am proud to have this service in my community and I appreciate all the hard work that goes into keeping it afloat.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my community with fewer stray kittens and puppies that get left at dumpsters.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

hire Barbara to be in charge! She is absolutely dedicated to this operation.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the fundraisers.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

helpful, informative, and very dedicated to what they are doing.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

more aggressively pursue cases of animal neglect and abuse by operating a no-kill animal shelter.

Ways to make it better...

our community would actively support this organizations with donations.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

money, keeping the public motivated to support the fundraisers, difficulty in obtaining state or federal grant monies.

One thing I'd also say is that...

before the Rescue Ranch it was heartbreaking to ride by and see starving dogs with puppies or cats with kittens at dumpsters and behind restaurants. While that still happens, I beleive this program has made a difference.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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